Monthly Archives: April 2013

Response Post #8: Religion in Matrix, Star Wars, and Narnia

(x) One of the instances of religion in popular culture that we talked about in class was that in the Star Wars franchise. The fact that Anakin was a character with Messianic aspects is interesting, because he goes against his … Continue reading

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(x) In the third century, Cyprian, the Bishop of Carthage, said that “there was no salvation outside the Church”. However, he was more referring to threats against the unity of the church rather than condemning those outside of it. (x) … Continue reading

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Prep Post #19: Hartshorne p1-26

(x) In our reading, one of the things that came up was the rejection of the belief that God is “perfect” in the literal sense of the word; I find this interesting because apparently, this interpretation of God stems from … Continue reading

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Response Post #7: Religious Undertones in “Lord of the Flies”

One of the more interesting things about “Lord of the Flies”, to me, is that it is so layered in its messages. The idea of a group of schoolboys being stranded on an island and slowly giving into their inner … Continue reading

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Gutierrez Reading

(x) Poverty, as a theme in the New Testament, is often used as a way to not only describe social situations, but is also used to explore a contradictory ideal of being both in a spiritual childhood and a process … Continue reading

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Prep Post #17: Ruether Reading

The feminist reading we had really intrigued me, especially with its assertion that those that are deemed “other” are most likely to be portrayed in a negative light, and how having qualities that deviate from the “norm” (in this case, … Continue reading

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